Investment creates jobs at Kepak


Investment creates jobs at Kepak

Food producer Kepak is creating more than 100 jobs at its Merthyr site to help meet demand for its products.

Currently employing in excess of 850 people, the new positions at Kepak Merthyr include both supervisor and support roles, with a broad spectrum of opportunities across manufacturing, operations, IT, engineering, and technical.

The move is the result of a £5.5m investment in the site which will double the plant’s CPM (central prepared meats) packaging capacity, following the company securing access to the US market, considerably increasing demand. 

Kepak Merthyr general manager Chris Jones said: “This investment will bring about enhancements to our facilities, ultimately doubling the sites CPM packaging capacity and significantly increasing our demand for livestock, which is excellent news for local famers.

“At Kepak Merthyr, we are committed to supporting local communities and being a good employer, and this investment is further evidence of that commitment in action.”

Kepak chief executive Simon Walker added: “We are very pleased to be investing in our Merthyr plant, which is a strategically important site for Kepak.

“As a growing food business, Kepak is committed to continually investing in its sites to ensure we are optimising the work we do through innovative methods. The enhancements that will be made to our Merthyr plant will not only help us to achieve greater capacity, but to importantly grow the number of colleagues we employ at the site and support local farmers with a significant uplift in demand for livestock.”


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